Carter G. Woodson, then an active proponent of history, proposed at his fraternity’s conclave in Nashville in 1920 of Negro Acheivement Week, documenting the accomplishments of Negros before his time and afterwards. What started off as a weekly recognition blossomed into an entire month of raised awareness of black contributions in the U.S.
Since then, blacks have made great strides and contributions to society in the arts, sciences, entertainment, and health fields. Hell, we have a black (and white) U.S. President. It is safe to say that 2011 was the zenith of all black history months.
Because this month SUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKS
I took the liberty of somewhat documenting newsworthy events this month that has either set black culture back years, or at least provided a noteworthy distraction from what’s really important: Rihanna’s thighs.
Gander below of what has happened this month
- Don Cornelius, long time host of Soul Train and a man who used his platform to give many artists a platform to share their gifts, commits suicide. This happened on the first day of the month, a week after Etta James passed. RIP to the both of them.
- On Feb 2nd, At New Birth Church in Atlanta, GA, A jewish prophet
- anoints an alleged pedophile and sexual abuser Bishop Eddie Long as a Kang using New Testament doctrine to justify it. Yup, that happened.
- On Feb 3rd, Joe Budden decided to tweet that he found out via his mother than Eddie Murphy passed away. He dropped an ill “No Church In The Wild” freestyle a week later…..yup, he’s figured it out.
- On Feb 11th, We truly lost an angel in Whitney Houston. Personal life aside, there isn’t a single vocalist who can match Whitney’s skill, range, and ability. Also, Rihanna is being considered to play her in a biopic. I am not making this up.
- Jaheim’s suit.…………dawg, just look at this man. How are you dressed up like Yu-Go_Oh and show up to a funeral? Nigga looks like a crime boss from Streets Of Rage 3.
- We got a chance to bear witness to one of the worst Slam Dunk Contests of all time. ALL OF TIME. The Slam Dunk Contest is hit or miss as is, but when the winner of the contest averages 1 pt and 5 mins per game, it speaks volumes to how lackluster of an event this contest has become.
- And don’t get me started on Lebron in the last 30 seconds of the All-Star game. This All-Star weekend was lukewarm at its best
- Also, Shaq on TNT is horrendous. Its like watching Gabby Sibide run on a treadmill. Just dreadful
- Well, he isn’t black. So why is Linsanity on the list? Aside from its obvious puns at his heritage, media as a whole wasn’t prepared to deal with a phenomenon like this. We got Floyd Mayweather saying that black athletes do the same thing he does and they don’t get credit. We also have Ray J playing “One Wish” to Floyd at his house with his eyes closed and shit enjoying it.
- Regardless, Lin-sanity reached a fever pitch this month, and I sense that galvanization is near. Oh, and if you graduate from Harvard, the term “underdog” should never be applied to your life outside the basketball court. (I’m still not sure why he’s on the list)
- Chris Brown. The new appointed “Bad Boy” of R&B even though he wears skinny jeans. Bleh. Anyhow, I find his “comeback” back to the top of the music world disturbing. We can forgive and move on from what he did in the past, but when he won his Grammy for that debauchery of an album (his mixtapes are way better), he expressed gratitude. A day later went to twitter to say “Winning a Grammy is the ultimate FUCK OFF!!” He’s officially the hardest person in the world to root for.
- Rihanna - the world’s finest attention whore since Kim Kardashian. But I’ll leave that here for you to senselessly debate….
- Nicki Minaj’s performance was just…………it was like watching a trainwreck, except the train was crashing into innocent puppies and dolphins. It was like watching Keri Hilson attempt a Whitney Houston song.
- wait, that actually happened
- Heh (I just reported that video as inappropriate)
- And finally this video from the campus of BYU.
- Where a white guy dresses in blackface and asks random students basic facts about black history month. He was trying to call attention to the ignorance, but I think he did far more than that.
This black history month was full of shenanigans, tomfoolery, and debauchery abroad. But what did we learn this month? What can we take away from February 2012 to pass on to the next generation?
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WORST BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVER.
Here’s to a better March.